Our Good News

A new year,

a new studio

&

a new partnership!

Joy Studio

is pleased to announce that

Riley Blake Designs

will be presenting the art of  J. Wecker Frisch on their hi-quality cotton fabrics and related products!

 

Now, our fabric by the yard AND on a variety of Riley Blake Designs convenient precuts!!

Two companies noted for their high manufacturing standards and dedication to creativity, promise some exciting collections, to you!!!

&

YES – The first group is already in the works.

Delivering to shops in August, 2018.

Meanwhile,

please enjoy a mini photo tour of

Joy Studio,

on our sister site,

completely finished, furnished and finally, ready for (hiding out) creative action.

Look for our new collection

“Paperdoll”

from

Riley Blake Designs.

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No News is Good News

Oh my!

No news (in Oct. & Nov.) is good news?

That’s what they say and it’s true here too. Although, our news will have to keep until 2018!

We were busy as usual, with Quilt Market in October

&

turkey in November.

And now, here we are in

D E C E M B E R!

I confess, Instagram and Facebook were the quick venues we relied on to share what we’ve been up to the last couple of months. I hope you were able to follow us there.

We presented our Seamstress Maker’s Guide applique as a modern farm girl quilt made by Aunt Henri from our new fabric collection, “Fowl Play”. And we had a lot of fun with this at a photo op at fall Quilt Market. I hope you will try one of these life sized She Who Sews applique girls for your studio. As you can see the possible fabric combinations are endless for your unique Handmaid.

I want to wish you a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS

from all of us at Joy Studio!

Maker’s Guide Fabric Kits

Just listed,

three of our She Who Sews girls

as fabric kits on Great Joy Studio at Etsy!

The kits include fabrics as shown on the Joy Studio Maker’s Guide covers.

Offered two ways, complete as pictured or figure fabric only and choose your own background fabrics.

Press On

Machinemaid

& Seamstress

The raw edge applique patterns are in quilt shops now so, ask at yours for

Joy Studio Maker’s Guide by J. Wecker Frisch & Ann Regal.

Or-

available on our shop page.

Great Corset Challenge

A Joy Studio Maker’s Guide promotion!

Mixed media/sewing event, on our sister blog:

JOY STUDIO

Featuring the Press On Maker’s Guide corset.

So, c’mon over and get your corset on!!

click on the link above for details and entry

Check everyone’s progress on Instagram #greatcorsetchallenge!

Applique, Available!

A T  L A S T !

Our Handmaids,

She Who Sews

girls are available in

A P P L I Q U E !

&

in a BIG way.

First introduced at Fall Quilt Market 2016

three of my female figures were translated from the original art into appliqué by good friend Ann Regal.

My request to Ann was that they be life size, suitable for studio pieces and oh, what fun!

There seamed to be such great interest in these show stopping characters that we saw no other choice but to persevere with this unique product.

&

An even greater pleasure to be able to offer the life size raw-edge appliqué patterns for the first time at the 2017 Spring Quilt Market right here in St Louis, our home town.

I believe, we are just getting started with these fun creative figures!

Take a look at what some of our design team created with the new patterns, some linen, our fabrics and some vintage items. Her corset still needs it’s buttons and bows.

Our Press On Handmaid (above) used our new fabric collection, Hatter’s Tea Party from Quilting Treasures.

The Seamstress (below) was made using linen and our She Sews Sea Shells fabrics with a vintage pair of gloves. It’s plain to see how different these girls can look by simply customizing the fabrics to the maker’s own specifications and taste. The possibilities and personalities are endless!

Machine Maid (below) was created using a variety of fabrics such as blue organza for her monocle, also She Who Sews, Draw Near and quilting B’s are among them.

Makers of the gorgeous projects featured here are,

Ann Regal, Regal & Co.

Victoria Naylor Passmore & Jesse Weber, Aunt Henri

Elizabeth Cecchittini, Dandelion Rose

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Spring Quilt Market 2017

Meet Me In St Louis?

At

Q U I L T M A R K E T !

Booth # 2523

I could not resist giving it all I’ve got for the upcoming

2017 Spring

International Quilt Market

this year since it is in my home state. And it’s the first time since I’ve been designing fabric.

May 19 – 21

We are taking full advantage of the no travel by bringing my scoop to nuts display furnishings along with all of the usual Joy Studio trimmings.

&

P R I Z E S !

So, come by for giveaway details and some new treats.


 

H A T T E R ‘ S  T E A  P A R T Y “

from Quilting Treasures

Fall delivery.

&

We have patterns!

Handmaids large scale

M A K E R ” S   G U I D E S

are NOW available, for the first time at the St Louis show.

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A Guide for Makers

Introducing
the
M A K E R ‘S G U I D E
more than just a pattern.

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In October 2016 we introduced a line of 3 HANDMAIDS® applique patterns.
This was our soft launch to the trade which presented at the
Fall International Quilt Market.
These are oversized studio pieces, 60″ x 18″ that many of you expressed interest in from my Joy Studio feature photos in Where Women Create. Well, we wanted to explore just how much, by creating these life size “She Who Sews” girls in large format applique, for a start.
The response at market was overwhelming!

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We are just getting started and planning to have these three available early this year.
Also planned, is loads of inspiration, ideas and opportunities to share.
We’ll let you know where and when right here at
G R E A T  J O Y  S T U D I O.

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Artist’s guide to inspire you, the maker.
Keep creating!